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> New Balance.., Initial D shoes..
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  Posted: Jun 6 2005, 04:39 AM


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ummm juz wanted to know y almost every character in initial d wears a new balance shoe.. does new balance really make great racing shoes? or are they sponsors of initial d? or mayb new balance sneakers are popular in japan? i cant help but notice since im kinda a shoe fanatic.. ermm2.gif whistling.gif
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i think its shigeno's preferance.

BTW, new balance are awsome. have two pairs.
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really are they comfortable?? im planning on buying one myself,, wat new balance shoe is takumi wearing in project d?
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They wear New Balance?? I didnt even notice that detail.
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QUOTE (an2w3r @ Jun 6 2005, 06:18 AM)
really are they comfortable?? im planning on buying one myself,, wat new balance shoe is takumi wearing in project d?

yup they are, I get mine at sports authority
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They're pretty good, i'm thinking of buying the green pair of nike dunks like takumi in third stage.
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I got one myself, really suitable and comfortable happy.gif I got Bunta style, their orange tongue.gif whistling.gif
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I prefer Kyoichi-style boots laugh.gif
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I am not sure if it is preference or not, but at least in the anime I think the shoes were based on sponsorships from the shoe company, it's why we see Nikes in Third Stage...
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I got 2 pairs of new balance.I use them for running and stuff.It's comfortable and light for me.
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yea if u watch the 1st stage episodes u see the N emblem on the side of the shoe. I wear them as well, not because they're in the show, but because they're really comfortable and i can easily feel the clutch when i drive.

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I used to wear steel toed shoes (steel insert on the inside) but for driving i have to wear something else, cant feel the pedals as well- and since the bottom is really thick its hard to heel-toe properly at all. SO my other shoes be vans. Im not picky about shoes really, theyve always been black- black shoes go with anything.
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I have a nice pair of NB 574. They're damn great. Comfortable, well-made and beautiful. smile.gif
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I own a pair of New Balance shoes too, they're great for driving and walking long distances, not to mention jogging or running... However, once you've tried specially designed racing shoes for driving, the kind that you see on those Best Motoring Videos, its totally different, once you've used them, you can't use anything less...
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Can I get a link for a picture of those shoes?
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since we are on the topic of racing shoes there are some nice shoes that have ken gushi as a sponsor i think its called speedwellfootwear.com

saw them in the magazine i think its coming out august
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QUOTE (Sexy_Knights @ Jun 6 2005, 08:43 PM)
since we are on the topic of racing shoes there are some nice shoes that have ken gushi as a sponsor i think its called speedwellfootwear.com

saw them in the magazine i think its coming out august

You think they good for walking/running also?
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Posted: Jun 6 2005, 09:31 PM


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... hmmm how about flat footed drivers? is there any shoe that could help them?
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Posted: Jun 6 2005, 09:38 PM


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shoes fit and darn foot, IF the size is proper.

Damn Takumi posers.
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Posted: Jun 6 2005, 11:33 PM


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the characters don't just wear new balance shoes...i've seen some wearing adidas.............and as shoes goes...........i prefer adidas........cheaper than NB on most sports stores
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isnt this thread realted to this one
http://idforums.net/index.php?showtopic=1887&hl=shoe

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QUOTE (MyName @ Jun 6 2005, 09:07 PM)
QUOTE (Sexy_Knights @ Jun 6 2005, 08:43 PM)
since we are on the topic of racing shoes there are some nice shoes that have ken gushi as a sponsor i think its called speedwellfootwear.com

saw them in the magazine i think its coming out august

You think they good for walking/running also?

dont kno but they looks comfortable

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i have not worn any New balance shoes, but i think i might get some...........

i only have some Puma Speed Cat racing shoes, but they arent anti-flammable..........but they are comfy.....
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I got a pair of NBs recently actually:

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hey yea, the ones above are the ones i wear. Even the same color and all...nice pair of shoes, really comfortable and durable.

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